Maritime Grilled Fish Recipe

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Sweet honey and zippy red pepper flakes accent the herb-enhanced marinade Julie Craghead uses for grilled fish. "It's also good on chicken," Julie writes from Peoria, Illinois.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/4 cup dry white wine or chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 to 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon each dried basil, thyme and rosemary, crushed
  • 1/8 teaspoon dill weed
  • 4 orange roughy fillets (6 ounces each)

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 184 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 102mg cholesterol, 426mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 29g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1/2 starch.


  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the wine, soy sauce, honey, oil, garlic and seasonings; add fish. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for up to 1 hour.
  2. Drain and discard marinade. Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack. Grill fish, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from heat for 5-6 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Maritime Grilled Fish in Light & Tasty June/July 2004, p47

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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shecooksalot User ID: 5888460 61376
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2011

"The marinade in this recipe is delicious. We couldn't find orange roughy fillets, so we substituted halibut ? (I can't remember exactly). I sprayed our grill with nonstick spray but it was still a little sticky so maybe I'll use a foil packet method next time."

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